The Seventh Sign (album)
The Seventh Sign is the seventh studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 9 May 1994. The Seventh Sign reached No.11 on the Swedish albums chart and No.47 on the Swiss albums chart, in July 2014, Guitar World magazine placed the album at No.46 on their Superunknown,50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994 list. He heavily criticised the power ballad Prisoner of Your Love, all music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen. com In Review, Yngwie J. Malmsteen The Seventh Sign at Guitar Nine Records
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular, in other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a heavily promoted or more popular song within an album collection. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks on them.
The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as well as popular music player Spotify following in this trend. Any more than three tracks on a release or longer than thirty minutes in total running time is either an Extended Play or if over six tracks long. The basic specifications of the single were made in the late 19th century. Gramophone discs were manufactured with a range of speeds and in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch,78 rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format, the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium, the breakthrough came with Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, less common, formats include singles on digital compact cassette, DVD, and LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc.
Some artist release singles on records, a more common in musical subcultures. The most common form of the single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its speed,45 rpm. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, the first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s
Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl, an album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. Recording may take a few hours to years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed live, the majority of studio recordings contain an abundance of editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, the term album was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format.
In musical usage the word was used for collections of pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, the LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. It was adopted by the industry as a standard format for the album. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, the term album had been carried forward from the early nineteenth century when it had been used for collections of short pieces of music. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, as part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some commenters have declared that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. Sometimes shorter albums are referred to as mini-albums or EPs, Albums such as Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield, and Yess Close to the Edge, include fewer than four tracks.
There are no rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as albums. These are known as box sets, material is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track is a song or instrumental recording. The term is associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks. When vinyl records were the medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal. In 2009, Time magazine rated Malmsteen as among the 10 greatest electric guitar players of all time, Malmsteen was born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck in Stockholm, the third child of a musical family. At the age of ten Malmsteen created his first band, Track on Earth, consisting of himself, at the age of twelve he took his mothers maiden name Malmsten as his surname, slightly changed it to Malmsteen and altered his third given name Yngve to Yngwie. As a teenager he was influenced by classical music, particularly 19th century violinist composer Niccolò Paganini. He cites Uli Jon Roth and Brian May as significant influences, in early 1982, Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records, who had heard a demo tape of Malmsteens playing from the 1978 titled Demo Powerhouse, brought Malmsteen to the United States. In 1984, Malmsteen released his first solo album Rising Force and his album was meant to be an instrumental side-project of Alcatrazz, but it ended up featuring vocals and Malmsteen left Alcatrazz soon after the release of Rising Force.
Rising Force won the Guitar Player Magazines award for Best Rock Album and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental, Yngwie J. Malmsteens Rising Force next released Marching Out. Jeff Scott Soto filled vocal duties on these initial albums and they recruited drummer Anders Johansson and bassist Marcel Jacob to record and tour with the band. Marcel left in the middle of a tour and was replaced by Wally Voss, Malmsteens third album, featuring the vocals of Mark Boals, was released in 1986. Yngwie played the bass on this album, in 1987, another singer, former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner joined his band as well as bassist Bob Daisley. That year, Malmsteen was in a car accident, smashing his V12 Jaguar E-Type into a tree. Nerve damage to his hand was reported. During this time, Malmsteens mother died from cancer, in April 1988, he released his fourth album Odyssey. Odyssey was his biggest album so far, in due to the success of its first single Heaven Tonight. Shows in Russia, Soviet Union, during the Odyssey tour were recorded, the classic Rising Force lineup with Yngwie and Anders was dissolved in 1989 when Jens joined Dio and Anders Blue Murder.
In late 1988, Malmsteens signature Fender Stratocaster guitar was released, making him, in the early 1990s, Malmsteen released the albums Eclipse, The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection, Fire & Ice and The Seventh Sign. Despite his early and continuous success in Europe and Asia, by the early 1990s heavy metal styles, such as neoclassical metal, in 1993, Malmsteens future mother-in-law – who opposed his engagement to her daughter – had him arrested for allegedly holding her daughter hostage with a gun
Jeff Scott Soto
Jeff Scott Soto is an American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent. Soto came to prominence in the early 1980s via his involvement with several Yngwie Malmsteen records. The bands Soto has been involved in included Panther, Axel Rudi Pell, Talisman, Humanimal, Human Clay, Kryst The Conqueror, The Boogie Knights and Soul SirkUS. Soto has sung vocals on several albums by artists such as Lita Ford, Fergie Frederiksen, Glass Tiger, House of Lords, Saigon Kick. He has released solo albums as well. He has sung vocals on an album inspired by the TV series Biker Mice From Mars. Soto performed at the 2000 annual OIQFC Freddie Mercury Birthday Party at Reading in the UK, since that first meeting and May have become friends, and Soto has appeared with the SAS Band, Queen sideman Spike Edney’s band. Jeff appeared with Brian May and Roger Taylor at the Hollywood Walk of Fame bash for the Official International Queen Fan Club, in 2006, Soto replaced Steve Augeri in Journey after Augeri left the tour due to an acute throat infection.
On December 19, Soto was confirmed as the lead singer for Journey. On June 12,2007 it was announced on the website that Journey had dismissed Soto as their lead singer. Soto addressed the issue by saying I was looking forward to a long, prosperous future with these guys, no love lost though, they know whats best for the preservation of their legacy. I wish them all the best but now its time to working on my own path again. He toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their Winter Tours of 2008,2009,2010,2011 &2012 and he was featured on the 2013 Winter Tour, on the 2014 European Tour and on the 2015 Wacken show as well. Soto has come together with musicians of Work Of Art, Soto being of Talisman, hence the first initials of each band spells, W. E. T. The new band has released a debut album, out November 2009. Videos have been made for the tracks One Love, Comes Down Like Rain, on March 11,2011 was released the single Last Time from the Italian band Evolution, duetting with Jeff Scott Soto. This duet is getting a great success in Italy and abroad, in just a few hours after the release, the day after the release, the single ranked 172 on the Italian Best-Selling Singles on iTunes.
Sotos next solo Damage Control was released on Frontiers Records in March 2012, Soto re-joined W. E. T. for the new album Rise Up which was released Feb 2013 worldwide on Frontiers Records
Perpetual Flame is the sixteenth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen and his group Rising Force, released on 13 October 2008 in Europe and on October 14,2008 in the US and Canada. It was his first album since 2005s Unleash the Fury and the first with ex-Judas Priest, the album features famed keyboardist Derek Sherinian on keyboards. The album was produced by Malmsteen himself, who served as engineer. The tracks Red Devil, Damnation Game, and Caprici di Diablo were made as downloadable content for the games Rock Band, for unknown reasons, the song titled Four Horsemen was not included in the Japanese release. On tour, Malmsteen was joined by Bjorn Englen on bass, lyrics were printed in the insert of Perpetual Flame for a song entitled Tide of Desire. The lyrics are not giving up, and of a Perpetual fire. When asked in a recent interview, Yngwie stated that Tide of Desire was accidentally printed, Tide Of Desire was eventually released on Yngwies 2010 album Relentless. The eleventh song on the album is spelled in three different ways, on the back of the album, the song is called Leventh Hour, while on the back of the booklet the songs title is Eleventh Hour.
Finally, inside the booklet the song is called The Eleventh Hour, on iTunes, Eleventh Hour is still spelled Leventh Hour. All of these seem to be fixed in copies of the album. The album has achieved positive reviews from critics. the result is Yngwies best album in some time. All tracks written by Yngwie Malmsteen, Yngwie Malmsteen - lead & rhythm guitars, additional keyboards, backing vocals and lead vocals on Magic City. Tim Ripper Owens - lead vocals Derek Sherinian - keyboards Patrick Johansson - drums Roy Z – mixing Maor Appelbaum- mastering